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LOUIS-AMABLE CRAPELET (AUXERRE 1822-1867 MARSEILLE)
LOUIS-AMABLE CRAPELET (AUXERRE 1822-1867 MARSEILLE)

Sunset in Egypt, with two Bedouins on camels

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LOUIS-AMABLE CRAPELET (AUXERRE 1822-1867 MARSEILLE)
Sunset in Egypt, with two Bedouins on camels
signed ‘Am. Crapelet’ in brush and brown watercolour (lower left corner)
watercolour
8 x 11½ in. (20.5 x 29.3 cm)

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After training in Camille Corot’s studio, Crapelet left for Cairo in 1852 and travelled through Egypt, where he produced this signed watercolour. He returned to France two years later in 1854 to devote himself to illustration and theatre sets, particularly in Lyon and Marseille.

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